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where can i get a bullet proof vest like the one below? Answered

requirements for the vest:
- i want it just like the one below
-has the FBI label on it (optional)
-has to be real and functional
     thanks for your answers

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JamesRPatrick

Best Answer 7 years ago

If it's for a prop, just buy the vest(with no ballistic inserts). It should be super cheap.

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ashannon1

7 years ago

you could do like Castle, and put a Velcro tag on it with you profession, or maybe your name

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seandogue

7 years ago

Perhaps Hollywood is selling off old wardrobe?

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biggunnerm5industriesinc

Answer 7 years ago

go to somthing like a army/navy store.
the one i go to sells them 50 bucks each, and they are HEAVY

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aeraym5industriesinc

Answer 7 years ago

You're right. I should have dug a little deeper. It is illegal to own body armor in Michigan if you have been convicted of a violent felony, and if you wear it while committing a violent crime your sentence will be "enhanced" severely. My bad.

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m5industriesincaeray

Answer 7 years ago

well i have relatives that are cops so it doesn't look like ill be committing any crimes

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aeraym5industriesinc

Answer 7 years ago

Cops, and their relatives, commit crimes as often as the rest of the populace does, I'll bet. What do you need a vest for anyway?

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m5industriesincaeray

Answer 7 years ago

a prop but mostly to have one to get in spirit while watching criminal minds

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steveastrouk

7 years ago

I suspect wearing one with FBI on it is illegal if you ain't FBI.

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m5industriesincsteveastrouk

Answer 7 years ago

well i don't need it with FBI on it it just has to be a real vest........you know what i mean?

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seandoguem5industriesinc

Answer 7 years ago

Have you googled bullet proof vest?

I got a hit on my first try (actually many, but...

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m5industriesincseandogue

Answer 7 years ago

yes but i didn't get much...i got close to nothing....the problem is money right now

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seandoguem5industriesinc

Answer 7 years ago

Ok, then I'll turn to this. Why do you need a bullet proof vest?

If you're in danger of being shot, you're either a law enforcement officer, in which case it's paid for, a rich person, in which case you should be paying for it, a criminal, in which case you should be paying for it (and frankly, I'd rather not help if that's the case), or you're living in an area in which gunfights are common enough that you should do everything in your power to leave the area.

The harsh bottom line is that bullet proof vests are expensive. For those of us who aren't rich, aren't criminals, and who are living in danger, the options are to hide behind brick walls, leave the area in which our lives are endangered, or pray that we get lucky.

If your life has actually been threatened by someone, I'd seriously consider reaching out to the authorities. It may not be a guarantee, but it's a better chance than wishing.

Best of luck

PS> I'd like to add that when I first moved into my home back in 1991, I found two 38 caliper bullets lodged in one of my bedrooms. Turns out some yahoo on crack a few houses away (who had since been arrested and left the area), had been out back of his house and was firing his gun at my house. Had to replace four windows and do some patching on the wall and ceiling in that bedroom. The neighborhood was tottering during the later 1980s but fortunately mostly recovered.

Anyway...following that, I caught another neighbor shooting squirrels with a 22 rifle and called the cops on the jerk. He reluctantly stopped and eventually moved. I'm not talking the country, I'm talking an inner ring suburb with 50x120ft lots. He could have killed me, my then wife, or either of my pet cats. And frankly, the squirrels aren't up for murder either. I've been here my whole life and we don't kill squirrels because they dig little holes in the lawn.
(rant mode off)

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seandoguem5industriesinc

Answer 7 years ago

If it's a prop, it doesn't need to be real. However, if you don't know anyone who can sew one together (using black gortex or similar with velcro closures) I get the problem. Maybe you can find something similar at a nearly new shop (similar in look in a jacket) then alter it.

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NachoMahma

7 years ago

.  It's hard to believe, but if one plugs "where can i get a bullet proof vest" into Google, a lot of neat stuff shows up. Don't forget to click the "Search" button or nothing will happen.